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Re: Bootstrappable Debian - proposal of needed changes

Le Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 07:18:40PM +0100, Johannes Schauer a écrit :
> The build profile format was proposed by Guillem Jover together with
> other solutions he presented in this document [7] as part of bug#661538.
> Build profiles extend the Build-Depends format with a syntax similar to
> architecture restrictions but using < and > instead.
>   Build-Depends: huge (>= 1.0) [i386 arm] <!embedded !stage1>, tiny

Hi Johannes,

It looks to me that the above is trying to implement the equivalent of
Recommends for build dependancies.  "The Recommends field should list packages
that would be found together with this one in all but unusual installations."

Are you entirely sure that you need to distinguish between profiles, instead of
having the source package build rules do the right things according to which
recommended packages have been installed ?  In that case, your example
could be reduced to:

Build-Depends: tiny
Build-Recommends: huge (>= 1.0)

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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